Alexander Robertson

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Aberdeen branch

Died: 14 April 1942


Alexander William Macfarlane Robertson was born on 23 August 1911, the son of Henry Z Robertson and his wife Christian. In April 1927, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Dundee Lochee branch. In November 1928 he transferred to Aberdeen Market branch, and in April 1935 to Aberdeen branch. 


In August 1940 Robertson left the bank to go on military service, becoming a wireless operator and air gunner in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in an air attack on Le Havre Docks on 14 April 1942. Sergeant Robertson was 30 years old and left a widow, Elizabeth Mary, whom he had married in 1940.


Alexander Robertson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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